Colin Archer

1832 - 1921


Norwegian designer and boat builder. One of his most notable ship designs was 'Fram', which made expeditions to the north and south poles.
His double-ended pilot and rescue boats, noted for their sea keeping abilities, have been often mentioned, by later designers of yachts, as a major influence.

Sailboats Designed By Colin Archer

Model LOA First Built
ALAJUELA 38 38.00 ft / 11.58 m 1977
BENTLY 38 38.00 ft / 11.58 m 1977
ERIC 32 32.00 ft / 9.75 m 1924
INGRID 38 38.00 ft / 11.58 m 1938
STORFIDRA 25 24.93 ft / 7.60 m 1969
THISTLE 31 31.08 ft / 9.47 m 1934
WESTSAIL 32 32.00 ft / 9.75 m 1971
WESTSAIL 33 (ARCHER) 32.00 ft / 9.75 m 1980


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